Independent Medical Education FAQs

How will I know that my request has been received?

A confirmation email will be sent to the requestor when the application and supporting documents are received.

How can I contact Amgen if I have questions about submitting an IME request?

If you have any questions about the status of your request, you may contact Amgen’s Healthcare Compliance Department via email at

If I complete the application correctly and provide all applicable documentation, can I assume that my request will be approved?

No, please do not assume that a request will be approved.  When a decision is finalized, Amgen will communicate approval or denial of the request in writing directly to the requestor.  Verbal approvals by Amgen employees are not authorized.  NOTE: Amgen support of a program should be acknowledged only if an Amgen agreement has been received by your organization.

What is the expected turnaround time for approval or denial of the request?

Please allow at least 60 days for notification of approval or denial of your request. 

Is there a limit on the number of requests an institution can submit?

No, there are not restrictions on the number of requests that can be submitted. However, duplicate requests will be rejected.

The event occurred last week, can I still submit a request?

No, Amgen cannot fund requests for expenses already incurred by the recipient (i.e. programs must be funded prospectively). A rejection letter will be sent to the requestor for programs that have already occurred.

I have a copy of a 2007 W-9 form.  Is this the current version?

No, the current downloadable W-9 form can be found on the IRS website. Amgen will only accept the current version of the form that is signed and dated.

How do we acknowledge Amgen's support for an independent medical education program?

Text should read: This activity is supported by an educational donation provided by Amgen.